Below are general contest rules for any contest or sweepstakes run by GeekyLibrary. We need to protect ourself from liability and clearly legally explain that we don’t run a lottery. This also outlines some fairness rules, like the same person can’t keep winning over and over again and we can’t just give a cool prize to someone that writes for GeekyLibrary.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
No purchase necessary to enter. The contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia U.S. residents who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees and volunteer writers, editors, or administrators for GeekyLibrary and other companies or organizations associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, affiliates, and advertising and promotions agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee or volunteer are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Readers are eligible to win a GeekyLibrary contest only once every thirty (30) days. Only one winner per household and for online contests, one email address entry is permitted in any contest. Readers are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every six (6) months.
To participate in the Contest, you must follow exact directions described in the official contest rules for that specific contest, the type of submission, where and how to submit entries, if entry forms are required, and how and where to obtain them. Entries must be received no later than official deadline.GeekyLibrary nor its affiliated sponsors are not responsible for technical or computer failures, data loss, poor or non-existent Internet connections, or any other technical malfunction.

Entry forms or submissions that are tampered with or altered are void. If tampering has been deemed by GeekyLibrary or its affiliated sponsors to have occurred they may, at their sole discretion, void the entries related to the tampering and/or terminate the contest and award the prize. Entries and/or entrants that are deemed to have tampered with or interfered with the operation of GeekyLibrary are subject to disqualification and permanent ban.

One entry per email address and the entry is deemed made by the holder of the email account.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner and winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from GeekyLibrary.

By participating in the Contest, the winner or winners (or, in the case of a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or promotional material relating to this Contest, and to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to acceptance of the prize.

By accepting the prize, each winner grants to Sponsors the right to use the winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of winner.

For a copy of the Official Rules and/or list of winners, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: GeekyLibrary PO Box 1, Beaverton, OR, 97075